Morehouse Parish, LA

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2022 Population
25,438
1.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40
0.744% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
28.8%
4.27% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$37,875
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$104,300
16.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Morehouse Parish, LA had a population of 25.4k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $37,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Morehouse Parish, LA declined from 25,852 to 25,438, a −1.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,758 to $37,875, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morehouse Parish, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (48.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (47.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.916%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.515%).

None of the households in Morehouse Parish, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Morehouse Parish, LA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Morehouse Parish, LA was $104,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%.

Most people in Morehouse Parish, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Morehouse Parish, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Morehouse Parish, LA is home to a population of 25.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.991% of Morehouse Parish, LA residents were born outside of the country (252 people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Morehouse Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 312 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Morehouse Parish, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Morehouse Parish, LA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morehouse Parish, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 87
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 111
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    312 ± 109
1.54%
Hispanic Population
392 people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Morehouse Parish, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 312 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.54% of the people in Morehouse Parish, LA are hispanic (392 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Morehouse Parish, LA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.991%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
252 people
0.778%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
201 people

As of 2022, 0.991% of Morehouse Parish, LA residents (252 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morehouse Parish, LA was 0.778%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    380 ± 185
  2. Vietnam
    366 ± 115
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    166 ± 91

Morehouse Parish, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Morehouse Parish, LA employs 9.37k people. The largest industries in Morehouse Parish, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,921 people), Manufacturing (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (898 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,515), Utilities ($90,815), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,643).

Occupations

9.37k
2022 Value
± 744
4.82%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Morehouse Parish, LA grew at a rate of 4.82%, from 8.94k employees to 9.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morehouse Parish, LA, are Production Occupations (1,006 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (891 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (840 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morehouse Parish, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.37k
2022 Value
± 744
4.82%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Morehouse Parish, LA grew at a rate of 4.82%, from 8.94k employees to 9.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morehouse Parish, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,921 people), Manufacturing (1,223 people), and Retail Trade (898 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morehouse Parish, LA, though some of these residents may live in Morehouse Parish, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,779
Median earning men ± $3,213
$24,641
Median earning women ± $2,458

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,882), Information ($89,028), and Manufacturing ($57,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,500), Manufacturing ($34,038), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,532).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 210
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 185
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 88
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Morehouse County, LA went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.7%), followed by Other (0.536%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morehouse Parish, LA was $104,300 in 2022, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,200 to $104,300, a 16.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Morehouse Parish, LA is 66.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Morehouse Parish, LA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Morehouse Parish, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Morehouse Parish, LA is $37,875. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Morehouse Parish, LA was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $63,172, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $55,565 and $52,589.

Property

$104,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,720
$6,323
Median Property Taxes
±$491

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Morehouse Parish, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.7% of the housing units in Morehouse Parish, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9507

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morehouse Parish, LA was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $63,172, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9507, with respective values of $55,565 and $52,589.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Morehouse Parish, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$37,875
Median Household Income
± $4,038
9.47k
Number of Households
± 731

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.47k households in Morehouse Parish, LA grew to $37,875 from the previous year's value of $33,758.

The following chart displays the households in Morehouse Parish, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morehouse Parish, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.79%)
  3. Walked (3.86%)

In 2022, 85.4% of workers in Morehouse Parish, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.79%) and those who walked to work (3.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morehouse Parish, LA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.88% of the workforce in Morehouse Parish, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Morehouse Parish, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Morehouse Parish, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morehouse Parish, LA (7.07k out of 24.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morehouse Parish, LA is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.2% of the population of Morehouse Parish, LA has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 36.7% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 9.1% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Morehouse Parish, LA see 3109 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.08% decrease from the previous year (3175 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2692 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 252 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,109 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Morehouse Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Morehouse Parish, LA see an average of 3,109 patients per year. This represents a 2.08% decrease from the previous year (3,175 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Morehouse Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.79%
Uninsured
30.5%
Employer Coverage
36.7%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
9.1%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morehouse Parish, LA declined by 4.66% from 8.17% to 7.79%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 108 in Morehouse Parish, LA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.9% in Morehouse Parish, LA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.52% in Morehouse Parish, LA.

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